Hannah Begbie

Hannah Begbie studied Art History at Cambridge University. She went on to become a talent agent, representing BAFTA and Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning writers and comedians for fifteen years until her youngest son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

In 2015 she joined the board of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust, to raise awareness and advocate for the CF community. She also enrolled in The Novel Studio course at City University, winning that year’s new writing prize. The book she developed there became her debut novel, MOTHER, which will be published by HarperCollins on 26th July 2018. Prior to publication it won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon Award for new writing. The television rights have been bought by Clerkenwell Films for adaptation as a drama.

She lives in north London with her husband, a screenwriter, and their two sons.


Photo credit (c): Sophia Spring